After my leg was ripped off, my self-esteem was too
Global Tattoo Orthotic Prosthetic Innovations LLC ( GTOPI )
360 OandP Blog July 2011
Helping fellow amputees, and those who wear orthotic braces regain their SELF-ESTEEM and PRIDE enhancing the quality of lives.
After my leg was ripped off, my self-esteem was too!
Embarrassed, so I covered my prosthetic up so good nobody knew I wore a artificial leg. This was the only restoration treatment 90% of amputees had to choose from for the last 40 or more years.
20 some years later, I began wearing my prosthetic with the aluminum tubing exposed. Then one day, I became employed in training as a OandP technician. One week later, I'm fabricating my very own prosthetic socket. This time I wanted it different. So I added my own personal design, art to my own socket of fiery hot flames to remind me of the pain I once had.
WOW! You know what happened, my pride and courage went thru the roof! I set out with vision to help others experience this great feeling. I really enjoyed the fabrication side and opportunity. After watching them be made and the reward knowing every brace and prosthetic I made with my hands would help another individual.
Thank you for reading my blog
Dan Horkey CEO